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2009

By Gregg Paul
(Slinger, WI) 2009 Season In Review: The Midwest Sportsman has relatively few tracks that the cars run on a weekly basis. The Slinger Super Speedway is one of those tracks, and every week this division puts on an exciting show. A total of thirty five drivers took to the high banks in 2009, and by season’s end there was a first time champion in Mike Borchardt Jr.


Bennett, Blawat, Borchardt, Goetzke, Cain, Lang

Written by: Gregg Paul
(Slinger, WI) January 9, 2009 - The 2009 Slinger Super Speedway awards banquet was held on January 9th at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford, Wisconsin. Fellow drivers, crews, fans, and track staff all turned out to honor the champions of each division for the 2009 season. An early cocktail party followed by a catered dinner by Leroy Meats of Horicon, set the stage for the night’s festivities.


By now you have probably heard that Dan Jung fell off a ladder while working on his home. He is currently at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee with a fractured neck and broken collar bone. His recovery will be a long process but Dan is not one to lay down and let this get the best of him. Dan has raced at Slinger, and most other area tracks and is very actively involved in the Memorial Go-Karts at Slinger Speedway--mentoring the Orange Crush team. A fund-raiser to help with Dan's loss of income and additional expenses has been planned, here are the details:


By Gregg Paul
(Slinger, WI) 2009 Season In Review: They usually only run a ten lap feature. They do not get any practice time. They do not get to even qualify. There may be only six cars in any given race. Despite all these obstacles, the Figure 8 division at the Slinger Super Speedway is definitely among the fan favorites.


By now you have probably heard that Dan Jung fell off a ladder while working on his home. He is currently at Froedert Hospital in Milwaukee with a fractured neck and broken collar bone. His recovery will be a long process but Dan is not one to lay down and let this get the best of him. Dan has raced at Slinger, and most other area tracks and is very actively involved in the Memorial Go-Karts at Slinger Speedway--mentoring the Orange Crush team. A fund-raiser to help with Dan's loss of income and additional expenses has been planned, here are the details:


By Gregg Paul
(Slinger, WI) Dominance can be measured in a number of ways. Normally in racing it is measured by wins and consistent top finishes. Yet in a points based system, consistency always seems to be rewarded more so than the number of wins. The 2008 season found Aaron Cain leading the way with 8 feature wins, but he fell short of clinching the championship. The 2009 season revealed that Cain was the epitome of dominance in a variety of ways. Although his win total dropped to 5 feature wins, his overall consistency led to his capturing the track championship.


By Gregg Paul
(Slinger, WI) The 2009 season for the 4 cylinder Slinger Bees was dominated by the drivers who wound up finishing in the top five in points. There were 18 events on the calendar, and those in the top five captured 14 of the 18 feature wins. Alex Prunty led the way with 5 feature wins, while the 2009 Champion Joe Lang took home four checkered flags. Other multiple feature winners included John DeAngelis with three wins and Carl Benn with two. Taking home a single feature win included Erik Long, Brian Strane, Mike Lang, and Katie DeStefano.


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Sept. 20—Dilan Wenzel took the lead with ten laps to go and drove to victory in the 30-lap Super Stock feature Sunday afternoon at the Slinger Super Speedway in the Future’s program while Aaron Cain, Brandon Junget, and Phil Malouf each captured main event victories in the Hobby Stock, Four Cylinder, and International divisions respectively.


(Slinger, WI) The 2009 Slinger Speedway Awards Banquet will take place January 9th 2010 at the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford. Details of the banquet will be released later this fall.


By Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Sept. 13—Steve Apel held off Dave Feiler on a green-white-checkered finish set up when the leaders were involved in an incident in the final laps to capture his first career super late model feature victory Sunday afternoon in a thrilling Behling Racing Equipment Season Championship 75 at the Slinger Super Speedway.

Apel worked his way forward from the twelfth starting position to race in the top five by lap 20 and found himself in the lead after Lowell Bennett and Dennis Prunty tangled in turn one while battling intensely for the lead with two laps to go. Apel drove perfectly over the final two laps and held off a hard charging Dave Feiler at the finish to score the victory.

“I really didn’t want to win it that way with the two leaders taking each other out,” an obviously happy Apel stated while shaking from excitement in victory lane, “But I’ll take it any way I can get it.”